Snow Peak Titanium Trek 700
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 30AUD
Awesome, classic tool. Only pot I use, together with a supercat.
- Handle stays cool
- Easy to clean
- Light, conducts heat well
I use this all the time together with a homemade supercat alcohol stove. It is simple and does its job perfectly. Is all I need.
Price Paid: don't remember, cheap on eBay
Not much to add to the other reviews — it's uber-light, my Snow Peak 450 single wall nests inside with my alcohol stove, fuel, windscreen, bandanna and folding spork, the whole thing fits inside my Snow Peak Trekker combo, and it resists dents very well.
The thing I do want to add —the lid is steel, not titanium. Relatively heavy at 1.2oz, almost 25% of the package weight.
But here is the secret—stick one of the rubbery lids from your Jetboil on it. It fits perfectly. And it stays on better than the Snow Peak lid does, keeping your kit inside. You can fold the handles of the mug in and the Jetboil lid will capture them to stop that clinky clanky sound, and it has a sipping hole. All for the same weight as the original lid.
Try it, you'll like it.
Price Paid: $29.99
This is a great piece of cookware for the lightweight backpacker. The Snow Peak GigaPower stove fits inside with one canister. The whole thing weighs about a half-pound; a lot less than what I used to carry for stove, fuel, and cookware combined.
Being on the tall side, I don't plan to do anything but use it to boil water. It would not be the kind of thing you would fry in, for instance. But for preparing pasta or rice, or freeze dried foods, it is fine.
One thing I really like is that the lid has a hole near one edge that is great for pouring. If you are just pouring some hot water into a cup to make tea, it works fine. Or, and I just love this part, when I am cooking some ramen and want to pour out some of the water before eating, the lid holds the noodles in while the hole allows water to drain out. Fantastic!
The size is perfect for one person for most of the meals I make; I can boil enough water for the food and a cup of tea in one go.
Oh -- if you really want to save on fuel, get a Reflectix pot cozy from Anti-gravity Gear. They make a cozy for this specific pot, very nice fit. Once the water has boiled, put the pot into the cozy and the food continues to cook without any further use of the stove. For me, it works faster than Anti-Gravity Gear claims, which is a pleasant surprise. The pot cozy only adds one ounce. So the three together: this pot, the Snow Peak stove, and the pot cozy, work together as an awesome system -- lightweight, energy conserving, and very practical.
I only hate that I hardly ever take my Svea 123 into the field any more, since I got this set-up!
Price Paid: $35
I use this "pot" as a coffee mug everyday. It's just so great as an all-purpose minimalist container, it has increments on the side so it can be used to measure and this also helps the often confused baristas to fill the mug to the proper level.
I've also used it on the trail and it's just great, super light, strong, and big enough to eat from.
#1 feature of this mug, which I have not seen mentioned anywhere else, it fits exactly over a standard 1 liter nalgene bottle. Thus, anywhere you can pack your water bottle, you can pack this pot!
Five stars, everyone should have one. In my experience Snow Peak makes the best titanium gear on the market, often these backpacking pieces are so thin that they bend easily, but my mug has taken a lot of abuse and you can barely tell!
Price Paid: $35
Awesome minimalist mug/pot/bowl. Incredibly light, gradations for measuring, just big and just small enough for one (maybe two) people. Cook, eat, and drink out of the same pot. Great stuff. Instantly one of my favorite pieces of gear.
Ditch the lid. I replaced the handles with the handles from a smaller Snow Peak cup (feels better in my fingers).